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The Resource Striptease culture : sex, media and the democratization of desire, Brian McNair

Striptease culture : sex, media and the democratization of desire, Brian McNair

Label
Striptease culture : sex, media and the democratization of desire
Title
Striptease culture
Title remainder
sex, media and the democratization of desire
Statement of responsibility
Brian McNair
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From advertising to health education campaigns, sex and sexual imagery now permeate every aspect of advanced capitalist culture. Striptease Culture explores this 'sexualisation' of contemporary life, relating it to wider changes in post-war society. Divided into three sections, Striptease Culture first traces the development of pornography from the mid-nineteenth century, following its movement from elite to mass culture and the contemporary fascination with 'porno-chic'. In Part 2 McNair considers popular cultural forms of sexual representation in the media. Moving from backlash elements in straight male culture and changing images of women to the representation of gays in film and television shows such as Ellen and Queer as Folk, McNair argues that the high profile of sexuality in contemporary culture, rather than evidence of moral decline, is a positive expression of post-war liberalism and the advance of feminism and gay rights, as well as a key contributor to public health education in the era of HIV and AIDS." "In Part 3, Striptease Culture turns to the uses of sexuality in contemporary art, examining the artistic 'striptease' of Jeff Koons and others, who have used their own naked bodies in their work. McNair also considers how feminist and gay artists have employed sexuality in the critique and transformation of patriarchy. In a concluding chapter, McNair considers the implications of the rise of striptease culture for the future of sexual politics."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNair, Brian
Dewey number
306.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.S45
LC item number
M36 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex in mass media
  • Sex in popular culture
  • Gender identity
Label
Striptease culture : sex, media and the democratization of desire, Brian McNair
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sex matters -- From Wilde to wild : the end of patriarchy, or is it all just history repeating? -- The amazing expanding pornosphere -- Porno-chic, or the pornographication of the mainstream -- Striptease culture : the sexualization of the public sphere -- 'Women know your limits!' -- The mainstreaming of gayness -- Men behaving sadly : the crisis of masculinity? -- Men, sex and transgression -- Queer culture -- Bad girls : sexual transgression as feminist strategy -- Conclusions
Control code
48415634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780415237345
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Striptease culture : sex, media and the democratization of desire, Brian McNair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sex matters -- From Wilde to wild : the end of patriarchy, or is it all just history repeating? -- The amazing expanding pornosphere -- Porno-chic, or the pornographication of the mainstream -- Striptease culture : the sexualization of the public sphere -- 'Women know your limits!' -- The mainstreaming of gayness -- Men behaving sadly : the crisis of masculinity? -- Men, sex and transgression -- Queer culture -- Bad girls : sexual transgression as feminist strategy -- Conclusions
Control code
48415634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780415237345
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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